The picture of this Brewer’s Sparrow on a log was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Laramie Wyoming. Brewer’s Sparrows are the most abundant bird across the vast sagebrush steppe, and their long, trilling songs are a signature sound of the landscape.
Laura Meyers Nature Photography
The picture of this Black-crowned Night-heron in Flight was taken at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Roswell, New Mexico.
The picture of the Pine Siskin Foraging was photographed in Laramie Wyoming. Pine Siskins can temporarily store seeds totaling as much as 10% of their body mass in a part of their esophagus called the crop.
The picture of this Swainson’s Hawk was photographed at the Hutton Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Laramie Wyoming. A classic species of the open country of the Great Plains and the West, Swainson’s Hawks soar on narrow wings or perch on fence posts and irrigation spouts.
Purple Martin is a swallow that feeds in midair, catching large, aerial insects such as dragonflies. The picture of this Purple Martin male adult was photographed at the Fosythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.